Airtel Malawi has donated K2.4 million as contribution towards Institute of People Management (IPM) 2015 Annual General Meeting scheduled to take place from 29-31 October at Nkopola lakeshore resort in Mangochi.
Speaking during cheque presentation at Airtel Malawi Limbe Head Offices in Blantyre, the company’s Business Director Rachel Mijiga commended IPM for its efforts in enhancing the sustainable development of human capital as an important factor of production of goods and services for any country to develop.
Mijiga said they hope the forthcoming AGM would be instrumental in sharing labour laws and best practice for organisations to produce economic value whilst retaining top talent and building capacity to contribute to per capita growth of the nation.
“Apart from the continuing promotion of good people management through your network of human resources personnel, the AGM should be instrumental in coming up with strategies that would help deepen public understanding on people management and encourage wider adoption of such practices. We must be ambitious in our outlook, and disciplined in our management,” she said.
She also said human resource is no doubt a people-oriented profession.
Mijiga said a successful enterprise must fulfill its responsibility both as an employer and as a social citizen.
In his remarks, IPM executive director Jallison Chaguluka hailed Airtel Malawi for their gesture and urged other companies to emulate their example.
“We do not take this for granted and let me thank Airtel for this donation. We assure you that the money will be used for the intended purpose,” said Chaguluka.
The Institute of People Management Malawi (IPPM) is professional body whose main objective is to promote the Human Resource Management in Malawi.
IPMM was the guiding force behind the introduction of in-country training facilities for Malawians. It provided these training facilities on a voluntary basis for several years before promoting the establishment of the Human Resources in 1964